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  • Reducing student debt requires a national commitment

    Reducing student debt requires a national commitment
    Tonight, as families of high school students across the country sit down to eat dinner, talk will likely turn to college applications. For those in the midst of the process, the conversation will almost definitely touch on affordability. And for those...
  • Endorsement: Joe Courtney Is Bringing In Jobs

    Endorsement: Joe Courtney Is Bringing In Jobs
    Elections in the state's 2nd Congressional District, with its huge plurality of unaffiliated voters (177, 663 unaffiliated to 121,310 Democrats and 85,514 Republicans), used to be competitive. They have been less so in recent years, largely because of the...
  • Costa Mesa group gets $20,000 grant for scholarships

    Save Our Youth, a nonprofit group that provides tutoring and other after-school activities for students in Costa Mesa's lower-income Westside, received a $20,000 grant for its scholarship program from the Birches Foundation this month. In the past 10...
  • Students learn about higher-ed options at LSSC College Night

    Students learn about higher-ed options at LSSC College Night
    LEESBURG — Nearly 400 students and their parents attended College Night recently at Lake-Sumter State College to learn about what universities and colleges had to offer as well as financial aid. More than 60 higher education institutes including...
  • Family finances: navigating the student loan mess

    The numbers are eye-popping. Student loan debt in the U.S. now stands at $1.1 trillion, with a current rate of default approaching 15 percent for loans within three years of beginning repayment. What's scary is that you don't need an exorbitant loan...
  • Science teacher Eric Dutt legacy keeps growing

    Eric Dutt's 7-year-old son, Luca, visited his grandparents last weekend in Bethlehem. Luca was conceived just before his father, a Manhattan school teacher and Bethlehem native, died at age 34. Luca loves hearing about the daddy he never met. His...
  • Michelle Pacheco: Goals of voucher schools the same as public schools

    Michelle Pacheco: Goals of voucher schools the same as public schools
    The teachers-union officials who want a court to shut down scholarships for economically disadvantaged students in Florida are treating private schools as though they are enemies, but they haven’t visited mine. At Potter’s House Academy in...
  • Voucher advocates launch campaign against lawsuit

    Voucher advocates launch campaign against lawsuit
    Backers of Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program -- the state's largest school voucher program -- have launched a campaign condemning the lawsuit that challenges its constitutionality. The "save our scholarships" effort includes a TV commercial...
  • U.S. student loan debt is not killing homeownership

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is surging student debt really preventing an entire generation from becoming first-time homebuyers? That's true, to an extent, but also mischaracterizes education debt as holding most people back, rather than helping them get...
  • Manchester High Hosts Financial Aid Night Thursday

    Manchester High Hosts Financial Aid Night Thursday
    MANCHESTER — The Manchester High School guidance department is to host a Financial Aid Night on Thursday. Set for 6:30 p.m. in the school's Bailey Auditorium, the event is to include information on college scholarships, completing the Free...
  • 5 myths about student financial aid

    It's time for thoughts about college applications, which means students are filled with anxiety over whether they will get into their dream school, quickly followed by their (and their parents') panic over how they will pay for it. For those already in...